Geoffrey Walborn

Obituary of Geoffrey L. Walborn

Commander Geoffrey Lynn Walborn, SC, USN, Retired of Sodus Point, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 10th. Geoff was born on July 14, 1961 in Clifton Springs, NY. Geoff was preceded in death by his parents, Milton “Pete” and Catherine “Kay” Walborn, and his brother Eric Walborn. He is survived by his ex-wife of 33 years, Melinda Dennis, his three sons, Nicholas (Arminda) Walborn, Bryan, OH, Maxwell (Sara) Walborn, Lansdale, PA, and Garrett Walborn, Buffalo, NY; by three granddaughters Elliette, Audrey, and Laura; by his two brothers CDR Daniel (Lisa Jo) Walborn, Dr. David (Bridget) Walborn; by his three nephews Christopher, Bradley, and Eric; and by his great nephew Finley. He is also survived by his girlfriend of four years, Amy Eddy. After graduating from Midlakes High School in 1979, Geoff went on to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1983, and beginning a life in military service. Geoff served his country through various deployments during the Gulf War, including Operation Desert Storm, and in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, preceding the Iraq war. He served on the USS Samuel B. Roberts and the USS Gallery. In 1997, he transferred from active duty to reserves, until 2007. Geoff went on to work in logistical engineering and operations for Airborne Express, Burlington Express/BAX Global/Schenker, and Ryder, on the logistical team for Xerox. In retirement, Geoff helped form CPB Logistics Group, serving as its CEO until his passing. Although enjoying a long and successful career, Geoff’s greatest work and pride was raising his three sons, and becoming a Papa to his grand girls. Geoff was known for an independent, fiery spirit and a personality that could light up a room, while also being able to sit back and quietly observe the conversation around him. He had many pastimes, including car repair, throwing axes, computer programming, running, cycling, competing in marathons and triathlons, riding dirt bikes, hiking, backpacking, and camping with his family. Geoff was vibrant wherever he found himself, but most so while enjoying God’s creation in nature; Whether it was the open ocean, Hocking Hills, the Adirondack Mountains, the boundary waters of Minnesota, Manistee National Forest, or the woods on his father’s property. Geoff felt the presence of God in those places in a unique way, and passed his love for the outdoors on to his sons. Geoff was a kind, generous, loving, and giving man whose presence will be missed, and memory cherished by those who survive him. A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 4, 2021 2pm. at the Clifton Spring United Methodist Church. Masks will be required at the church. Donations can be made in Geoff’s name to Wounded Warrior Project.
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Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Clifton Springs United Methodist Church
1 E. Main Street
Clifton Springs, New York, United States
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